Welcome to the August edition of the TC Newsletter
We would like to welcome our Mayor for 2011/12 Councillor Bob Williams who attained the post in May this year. Bob has been a Councillor for the Rhyd y Fro Ward for a number of years and we wish him well for his year in office.
Cycle Safe Cycle Smart
The Pontardawe Youth Club had a fabulous time at the Cycle Safe Cycle Smart day in April. Not only was it great fun to join in but this is a safer place with our teenage cyclists up to date with what to do and not to do on our roads..not to mention some cool new lights and bells for their bikes.
Pontardawe Youth Club
The youth club at the PONTY Project, which meets at the Stables, Herbert Street, Pontardawe on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, has pool tables and computers with internet access, together with organizing great activities and days out. Fancy Lazerzone, Drayton Manor, Heatheron...meet some famous sportsmen?... try on tactical response armor and get a photo with a gun or learn to be DJ and mix it up.....What you waiting for??
The Stables, which is the venue for the youth club is also available for private hire at extremely competitive rates... So if you are an organization who needs some space, computers, WIFI connection (or even a pool table!) give the Clerk at call to discuss (01792 863422)
Pontardawe regeneration is in full swing at present. The alterations to the Cross are virtually complete. The alterations will provide more effective access to the Glanrhyd Estate and to Cwm du Glen while also providing an attractive seating area at the heart of the village.
There are also a lot of improvements going on at present in the centre of Pontardawe. There is a nine phase improvement to the bottom end of Herbert Street outside the Art Centre which will continue until November 2011. The contractors are at present completing the paved area outside the Art Centre, and have been working extremely hard to ensure that this phase will be completed prior to the Summerfest, which is to be held this month.
The Summerfest is to be held this year from the 12th to the 14th August 2011, and has a great number of attractions. There will be a torchlight parade through the town on Friday evening, Live bands in the local pubs, circus acts, street market, a Flower show at St Peters church, the Saturday dance parade, The Road Train and for a finale, a free concert by 'Fat Barry's Soul Band' . Come along and have a great weekend.
Finally...On a quieter note.
There are plans for a number of new seating areas along the canal bank. One has already been placed adjacent to Herbert street bridge, and together with the new bridge walls forms an attractive area for walking, sitting or just eating your sandwiches.